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Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic, Sage and Pine Nuts

Updated On: Apr 12, 2024

A delicious side dish or vegetarian main course of Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic, Sage, and Pine Nuts. So flavorful and tasty. Make this alongside Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs, Sweet & Spicy Tilapia, or Grilled Pork Tenderloin.

simple roasted butternut squash recipe

Why I Love this Recipe

My sweet friend Lori over at Recipe Girl reached out to me to see if I’d like a copy of her incredibly delicious cookbook.  Along with the offer of the book was another offer to give away a copy of it to one of my readers.  I knew you’d love this book as much as I do, so I said Heck Yes!!

Lori was chatting the other day on Twitter about this roasted butternut squash salad and it was that moment that my mind was made up that this was the recipe to try in the book.  I was working on several other recipes the day I made this so I enlisted my neighbors stove to roast the squash, so I asked if she’d like to partake in the finished dish with me.  She and her husband said sure.  So after the roasting was done, she popped over to bring the beautiful toasted goodness and we assembled the dish.  One bite.  Two bites.  Before we knew it we’d both gobbled it up and there were no leftovers for her husband.  Oops.  It’s seriously that good and so incredibly easy to make.  Tossing the garlic in the pan for a few takes away some of the sharp bite and brings out the sweetness of the cloves.  Take my advice, go get a butternut and make this pronto!  Send all thanks to Miss Lori!  She’s the rockstar of this recipe.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Butternut squash
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt & Black Pepper
  • Pine nuts
  • Fresh sage
  • Garlic cloves
Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic, Sage & Pine Nuts | Farmgirlgourmet.com

How to Make

In a medium bowl, toss the butternut squash cubes with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. Spread out the butternut squash on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast the squash for 35 to 45 minutes, or until tender. While the squash is roasting, in a small skillet, heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil over medium-low heat. Add the pine nuts, sage and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until the pine nuts are lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Scoop the butternut squash into a large bowl. Scrape the pine nut mixture onto the butternut squash and gently toss. Serve Immediately.

roasted butternut squash salad

Roasted Butternut Squash with Garlic, Sage and Pine Nuts

Make it as a side or a vegetarian main course. Either way, this is a delicious dish that screams fall flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 Servings

Ingredients
  

  • 3 pounds butternut squash peeled, seeded and cut into 3/4 inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh sage
  • 2 large garlic cloves minced

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 450ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the butternut squash cubes with 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil. Spread out the butternut squash on the prepared baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast the squash for 35 to 45 minutes, or until tender.
  • While the squash is roasting, in a small skillet, heat the remaining 1/2 tablespoon oil over medium-low heat. Add the pine nuts, sage and garlic and cook, stirring constantly, until the pine nuts are lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Scoop the butternut squash into a large bowl. Scrape the pine nut mixture onto the butternut squash and gently toss. Serve Immediately.

Notes

Add crumbled goat cheese on top for a kicked up version.
Lori’s note: “Pine nuts can turn from brown to burnt very quickly. Keep a close eye on them and keep stirring”.

Nutrition

Calories: 224kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 397mgPotassium: 880mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 24113IUVitamin C: 48mgCalcium: 127mgIron: 2mg
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Heather is a recipe developer and content creator living in Vancouver, Washington. She started Farmgirl Gourmet in 2006, almost 20 years ago, as a way to share recipes with friends and family. Heather is also the co-founder of Spiceology , a unique spice company, which she started in 2013. She shares family friendly recipes for easy everyday meals with a gourmet twist.

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  1. This was just fantastic! And the first time I had ever had butternut squash?? Never knew what to do with it. My husband is not the biggest squash fan and he loved it too! Thank you for such a wonderful recipe which I will make again and again.

  2. foodiecrush says:

    Love this recipe, it seems like Lori’s book just overflows with goodies. A lot like your blog 🙂

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